For people with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, it’s not the poor quality of their bones that’s the source of concern. The real problem is the risk of broken bones – compression fractures of the spine, and fractures of the femur (thigh bone), pelvis and wrists, which result primarily from falls.
Yoga practice can reduce the likelihood of bone fractures while affording other positive health effects, including:
This series is designed to build the framework for you to attain these results. With a different focus each week, we will explore a range of yoga poses (asanas) that develop all of the benefits listed above. The importance of home practice is emphasized, and home practice guides will be provided to support this effort.
A minimum of 3 months recent yoga experience is recommended. To enroll in this series, you must be able to get down and up off the floor – with props if needed.
The workshop is offered by Sarah Harvey, a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher who has over 14 years of experience teaching yoga to older students.
Special Series Price: $80 for the 6 week series
Or drop-in using your existing class pass or $17 per class
Sarah Harvey is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, CIYT-1000. She has studied and practiced yoga since 1991, and has been teaching yoga throughout the Bay Area since 2002. She teaches yoga for seniors at Adeline Yoga, Rossmor and San Leandro Hospital. Sarah is a a 2004 graduate of the 500-hour Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She has studied with the Iyengar family numerous times at various locations in the US. In 2008 she spent a month studying at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Her continuing education includes intermediate/advanced level classes with her teacher, Nora Burnett, as well as specialty workshops and classes with other senior Iyengar teachers.
Sarah brings a light, humorous approach to her teaching, combined with direct, detailed instructions for each student. Although yoga is central to her life and key to her well-being, she is also an avid sports fan (Go A’s! Go Dubs! Go Sharks!) She lives in a small cottage in Oakland with her two cats, and enjoys gardening and gourmet cooking.